Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan mentioned in an interview with Roland Oliphant, a correspondent of the British newspaper “The Telegraph”, that the peace settlement with Azerbaijan is delayed resulting from Baku’s fault.
Particularly, Baku refuses to recognise Armenia’s territorial integrity, though at a gathering in Prague in October 2022 it reaffirmed the next precept: Armenia and Azerbaijan recognise one another’s territorial integrity on the idea of the 1991 Alma-Ata Declaration, i.e. the borders that existed at the moment, Pashinyan mentioned.
On 31 October, a Trilateral Assertion was signed by the President of Russia, the President of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia, through which Armenia and Azerbaijan declared in writing that they recognise one another’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and chorus from the use or risk of the usage of pressure.
This settlement additionally fashioned the idea for the formation of the elemental precept that the opening of communications, unblocking and opening of roads to one another will happen inside the framework of respect for the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the international locations, a precept that was recorded at trilateral conferences in Brussels on 14 Could and 15 July.
“The structure and ideas of the peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan have been agreed and on the finish of the final 12 months it appeared that we have been very near finalising the textual content of the ultimate treaty, however first Azerbaijan refused thrice to take part within the negotiations in numerous codecs, after which the Presidential elections have been known as in Azerbaijan.”
“The Armenian authorities has the political will to go for peace in our area and signal a peace treaty with Azerbaijan on the idea of the above-mentioned agreements,” Pashinyan mentioned.
On 10 January, President Aliyev gave an interview the place he rejected delimitation primarily based on Soviet navy maps and desires to make use of maps from an precedent days when Azerbaijan misplaced a variety of territory. How does Yerevan assess this assertion? To this query, Pashinyan replied that “this can be a blow to the peace course of, as a result of within the trilateral and quadrilateral format, the settlement reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan that the 2 international locations acknowledge one another’s territorial integrity on the idea of the Alma Ata Declaration was recorded in writing.”
“If Azerbaijan doesn’t fulfil its worldwide obligations, it will possibly assault any of its neighbouring international locations,” Pashinyan mentioned.